CASE STUDIES.

 
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 • 904 WEST

904 West

904 West Ave.,      Austin, TX 78701

B A C K G R O U N D :
Located in the “Original Austin Neighborhood,” 904 West was an unassuming two-story apartment building built in the 1960's to house around 30 of Austin's meager 186,000 residents. Over the years, the building had been maintained, but was in need of a major overhaul. Rance Clouse purchased the building in 2009 with a significant opportunity in front of him.
C H A L L E N G E :
How do you take a building from the 1960's and make it look new? How do you incorporate the latest energy-efficient amenities and construction methods, as well as a cool industrial aesthetic? And, on one acre of land, how do you maximize space, maximize use (to include commercial space) and convert an apartment building into condominiums for sale? 
O U R   A P P R O A C H :
Recognizing Austin's growth and zoning changes, 904 West was redeveloped to achieve 33 residential units (nine of them work/live), two commercial spaces & provide parking underground. With remaining space, we included solar panels on the roof, created outdoor cafe space & renovated the pool for every owner and business. Inside residential units, we provided energy-efficient solutions including: LED lighting, tankless water heaters, spray-foam insulation, rain water collection systems and Low-E glass. 


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• PEASE PLACE

Pease Place

1603 Enfield Rd.,    Austin, TX 78703

B A C K G R O U N D :
Deemed the "eyesore of Enfield Road" for years, the 25-unit condo project nestled in the quaint Old West Austin Neighborhood stalled in 2007 because of legal and financial issues with the developer. It was graffiti-ridden and vandalized, creating daily conversations surrounding "who will take this on and finish it." Rance Clouse saw an opportunity and ran the numbers (then ran them again) to make it one of Enfield's most eye-catching buildings.  
C H A L L E N G E :
To take on someone else's incomplete thought, incorporate green, energy-efficient features throughout the building & create    
O U R   A P P R O A C H :
Our approach was simple: de-construct of existing conditions (framing, mechanicals, plumbing, electrical, etc.) to the core building structure. Then, understand the vision of the new project and its potential impact on the neighborhood and allow the latitude to apply creativity to the problem solving process. Finally, maintain high quality construction methods and incorporate several features such as photovoltaic solar power generation for each individual condominium, commercial glass, foam insulation, tankless water heaters, 100% LED lighting and native limestone.


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• TOWNS ON CUMBERLAND

Towns
on Cumberland

124 Cumberland Rd., Austin, TX 78704

B A C K G R O U N D :
Just two miles from downtown Austin, Towns on Cumberland is located in a quaint residential neighborhood right off of South Congress in the coveted 78704 zip code. Construction began in 2012. With just 13 town-home style condos and limited space, the developer had their work cut out for them.
C H A L L E N G E :
The space on Towns on Cumberland was limited. With little to no room for amenities, what things could be added to promote this community? 
O U R   A P P R O A C H :
The approach for Towns on Cumberland was to maximize energy efficiency by including:  100% LED Lighting throughout, tankless gas water heaters, thermally broken, Low-E, dual-pane window system, blown-in place insulation, Energy Star rated air conditioning & heating systems. In addition, be considerate of the interior finishes with 9ft ceilings, high-end finishes,  resource recycled products and deliver a building that is a quiet place to retreat when you are home.

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